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RedLeader

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Things you want to do in 2010
« on: January 07, 2010 »

So the new year has come around and it's pretty bloody cold outside but nonetheless, what would you all like to do or achieve this year?

I actually only got off the sofa and started this outdoors malarky on 30th December 2008 so I'm only at the end of my first year and I think I really got plenty done in my first 12 months.

Here are my first thoughts:
  • I was disappointed in how little canoeing I got done last year and I'd like to do a few overnight river type trips and get some more general practice.
  • I like to go camping. Sometimes it's nice to just sit round the fire and shoot the breeze without feeling like you should have walked 20 miles or climbed a few peaks on the way there
  • I'd like to get a bit more hill fit and do a few longer runs in the Mournes
  • I'd like to explore Northern Ireland a bit more. The Mournes are excellent but there are plenty of other places that are good to walk in.
  • I'd like to do a summer night sleeping in a shelter that I (we) built
  • I'd like to do some stealth camping (shhhh!) in places where you're not really supposed to camp. Somewhere like Ballypatrick Forest.
  • I'd like to learn to fish. And I mean the type of fishing where you actually catch something!

That's all that comes to mind at the mo.

Edit:
Now that I've started thinking about it I'm well excited. Lets start doing some planning!
« Last Edit: January 07, 2010 by jonno »
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010 »

yeah gettin proper hill fit is top of my list. Me and MG1 have already start running ever other night and really wanna blitz this years MMM.

But I have to say jonno thats a pretty Comprehensive list and I'd be keen to spend more time in 2010 doing all those things.
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010 »

Ben Nevis or Snowdon
MMM
Seven sevens
Mourne way Marathon
And as much camping as possible ;D
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010 »

Ben Nevis or Snowdon
MMM
Seven sevens
Mourne way Marathon
And as much camping as possible ;D

Good to see you're only sticking to the easy stuff  ::) Lets do Donard on a pogo stick!
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010 »

There s no point making things easy for yourself :D
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010 »

Ben Nevis or Snowdon
MMM
Seven sevens
Mourne way Marathon
And as much camping as possible ;D

Good to see you're only sticking to the easy stuff  ::) Lets do Donard on a pogo stick!

I'm in ;D
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010 »

I've a few things in the back of my mind that I'd like to do this year:

  • Loose two stone in body weight!  It's a lot cheaper than titanium, although I don't find it as easy as walking in to a shop!
  • Backpack the West Highland Way.
  • Check out more mountains in Ireland; Wicklow Mtns, MacGillycuddy's Reeks etc.
  • Learn to canoe/kayak.
  • Some local wild camping.
  • Get my Honey Stove to light using nothing but wood and a fire steel!
  • I'd love to enter an adventure race this year.

If I get at least two/three done off that list I will be happy.  It's not very adventurous, but I guess its realistic :)
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010 »

I'd like to learn to canoe
Build my own canoe
Sleep out in a hammock under a tarp
Cook using an open wood fire & stove

Really hope to do all these and maybe squeese in a canoe camping trip up the Bann
Kenbo

I've a few things in the back of my mind that I'd like to do this year:

  • Loose two stone in body weight!  It's a lot cheaper than titanium, although I don't find it as easy as walking in to a shop!
  • Backpack the West Highland Way.
  • Check out more mountains in Ireland; Wicklow Mtns, MacGillycuddy's Reeks etc.
  • Learn to canoe/kayak.
  • Some local wild camping.
  • Get my Honey Stove to light using nothing but wood and a fire steel!
  • I'd love to enter an adventure race this year.

If I get at least two/three done off that list I will be happy.  It's not very adventurous, but I guess its realistic :)
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010 »

I'm well into planning a mountain bike trip from St. Bees to Robin Hood's Bay (west to east across England)
BUT I might have to have surgery on my dodgy arm followed by 8 weeks in plaster, so it might have to be postponed for a year.

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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010 »

I've been thinking bout coast to coast cycle this year Maybe from Donegal to Newcastle. But still in the very early planning stages, haven't even got the bike yet :D
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010 »

I've been thinking bout coast to coast cycle this year Maybe from Donegal to Newcastle. But still in the very early planning stages, haven't even got the bike yet :D

Lets start planning then! I'm In by the way!
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010 »

Good man chris any other takers?
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Re: Things you want to do in 2010
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2010 »

Get out a hell of a lot more than last year. On my own or in a group just as long as I get out.
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